The NY Times' Pete Wells reports in today's Diner's Journal that spanking new SoHo boite La Cave des Fondus will be a faithful recreation of its namesake Paris outpost, right down to its innovative bottle service. That'd be baby bottle service. Nope, nary a Similac sommelier in sight, but rather an assortment of house vino and brewskis administered via rubber nipple in glass baby bottles. The serving practice began in 1966 when, according to rumor, Parisian restaurateurs realized that wine service in "biberons" was a way to circumvent a city tax on wineglasses -- not to mention a play on the word "biberonner," meaning a bit of tippling.
The titular meat and cheese fondues are the centerpiece of the food menu, but really, who isn't going there to nurse their curiosity 'bout seeing a bunch of grown-ups getting together to have a nip?
Will it be a formula for success or just a big bust? Share your thoughts in the comments.
[via: Diner's Journal]